San Francisco April 2024

San Francisco April 2024 Events

San Francisco April 2024 Events

Enjoy a Beautiful Spring Month in San Fran!

Average temperature low and high: 50° - 63°
Vibrant blooms, mild temperatures, and exciting events make April the perfect time to plan a visit to San Francisco. Iconic attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge are a must-see, while picturesque neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury and the Mission District are worth a visit, too. April is also a great time to get outside and explore the city's numerous parks and outdoor spaces such as Golden Gate Park and the Presidio. The city's renowned hills offer breathtaking views of the bay and there are festivals and events fit for every visitor, including the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, the International Ocean Film Festival, and the San Francisco Art Fair.

April Event Calendar

Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival

Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival

Every year, the Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival celebrates the legacy of Cesar Chavez, a prominent figure in the civil rights and labor movement. The festival is an opportunity to discover and appreciate the values that guided Chavez's activism, including nonviolence, justice, and equality. Held on 24th Street, the Parade starts at Dolores Park. Afterward, guests can enjoy the festival's vivid costumes, music, dance, arts and crafts, and local vendors. 

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival

The San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual celebration of Japanese culture and the blooming of cherry blossom trees in San Francisco, California. This vibrant festival takes place over two weekends in April and attracts thousands of visitors each year. It also showcases traditional Japanese dance, music, food, and crafts, as well as a grand parade highlighting Japanese culture's beauty and elegance. Visitors can enjoy various activities, including taiko drumming performances, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremonies, and calligraphy workshops. 

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival

Head down to the Martinez Waterfront for the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival this April. Including 40+ local breweries and 100+ beers showcasing the Bay Area craft beer scene, the festival will also feature a DJ and local food trucks to pair with the beer-sampling experience. This is a 21+ event. Tickets start at $60 and are on sale now. 

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event celebrating Japanese and Japanese American culture, heritage, and diversity in San Francisco. The festival also coincides with the blooming of the cherry blossoms, providing a beautiful spring backdrop for a Grand Parade, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a food bazaar and beer garden, traditional Japanese art exhibits and performances, and more throughout the city's Japantown neighborhood.

Hairspray

Hairspray

Don't miss the chance to see one of Broadway's top musicals when it hits the stage this spring for a run at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre. Set in the 1960s, Hairspray follows the story of a young woman (Tracy Turnblad) and her road to stardom as she dances her way onto her favorite TV show. Full of big hair, big music, and big fun, Hairspray has been delighting audiences for over 20 years. Tickets are on sale now.  

Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

German cinema fans rejoice, for the 28th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival is here to showcase live-action films and documentaries in the German language (though Spanish, English, and other languages may be spoken throughout some films as well). The festival takes place from April 18th through the 20th in San Francisco, California, with past tickets ranging from $7 to $30 for general film tickets and opening night receptions priced at $200. For more information, visit the official Berlin & Beyond Film Festival website.

San Francisco: 420 Hippie Hill

San Francisco: 420 Hippie Hill

Light up with others to celebrate 4/20 on Hippie Hill. Food trucks line the pathways to provide relief from the munchies and you can pick up products in multiple forms from some of San Francisco's best dispensaries. Over 10,000 people come out to get high together, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1960s and the flower child life that Hippie Hill is named for. People bring various games and entertainment, so join in on a game of Cards Against Humanity, Frisbee, or an impromptu musical performance. Considering the nature of the event, it comes as no surprise that most attendees will go home with new friends from this community event. 

San Francisco International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival

Watch hundreds of new and innovative films from independent creators around the world at the four-day-long San Francisco International Film Festival. Whether you prefer horror, drama, or documentaries, you'll be able to find multiple options that will appease your tastes and expose you to new talent. Find more information at the official website.

San Francisco Art Fair

San Francisco Art Fair

Enjoy a high-quality art fair experience at the San Francisco Art Fair with a gallery of dealers and collectors showing a display of ceramic, sculpture, and glass art, as well as digital art, mixed media, and graphic art. There will also be plenty of handmade jewelry, metalwork, wooden art, paintings, and more.

Bay Area Dance Week

Bay Area Dance Week

This Bay Area Dance Week event is hosted by Dancer’s Group at the Bay Area San Francisco. Come with your friends, family, and colleagues to enjoy over 400 free performances, workshops, and classes. More than 700 artists, groups, and organizations are joining Dance Week. There will be free events, kickoffs, and awards. The events are free.

San Francisco Events in April

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 01 at Monarch Blue Bear Benefit
Thu, Apr 04 at Oasis BALONEY RETURNS
Fri, Apr 05 at Monarch SkiiTour (CA) Haute Mess | Deckard
Fri, Apr 05 at The Great Northern HORSE MEAT DISCO | CARRIE ON DISCO & DJ M3 | STŌNED FRÜIT+ CHUCK GUNN
Fri, Apr 05 at Audio DOOZIE
Fri, Apr 05 at 1015 Folsom ZINGARA: The Code of Dreamz Tour
Sat, Apr 06 at Audio Ross From Friends
Sat, Apr 06 at Monarch Angrybaby | ARINI | Late Riser | Quit Your Day Job Resident DJs
Sat, Apr 06 at The Great Northern Royals - Under the Sea - Andreas 2nd Annual Birthday Fundraiser
Fri, Apr 12 at Audio WILL CLARKE
Fri, Apr 12 at Oasis REPARATIONS: XUNAMI MUSE
Sat, Apr 13 at Audio Klingande
Things to do in San Francisco

Things to Do in San Francisco in April

Visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden

Visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Visit this beautiful garden at the peak of its bloom in spring. Situated within Golden Gate Park, the garden showcases over 8,000 species of plants. There are several different collections within the garden, such as Mediterranean and Tropical. The garden offers free tours if you want to know more about all the flora blooming. For visitors, admission is $7 for adults and $2 for children. There’s a $2 discount for youths, seniors and college students with valid ID.

Spend your last weekend of the month at Treasure Island

Spend your last weekend of the month at Treasure Island
Check out this massive, monthly flea market that pops up every spring on the last weekend of the month. Located on Treasure Island, the market features goods from independent sellers lined up along the picturesque waterside. Live music, food trucks, stands, and even bars are scattered throughout the market, giving every visitor something to enjoy! Entry into the market is free for children under 12 and $5 for general admission.

Take a boat ride along Stow Lake

Take a boat ride along Stow Lake
Take advantage of spring in full bloom by renting a paddle, electric, or row boat to tour this hidden gem. Situated in the middle of Golden Gate Park, the lake includes a 110-foot artificial waterfall, colorful Chinese pavilion, and a 125-year-old Stone Bridge. During springtime, visitors will also get the chance to see ducklings and goslings hatch! Rentals start at $22.50 per hour.